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Study: Home Routers Easy to Hack

A report from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found “critical security vulnerabilities in numerous small office/home office (SOHO) routers and wireless access points.”

The report categorized these remote locally accessible vulnerabilities as follows:

  • Trivial attacks can be launched directly against the router with no human interaction or access to credentials.
  • Unauthenticated attacks require some form of human interaction, such as following a malicious link or browsing to an unsafe page, but do not require an active session or access to credentials.
  • Authenticated attacks require that the attacker have access to credentials (or that default router credentials are used—an all-too-common situation) or that a victim is logged in with an active session at the time of the attack

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